Morning Person

January 24th, 2016 | Uncategorized

I returned to my Friday morning coaching session last week after a long Christmas break.  They greeted me back with huge smiles and ready to work as if they never had a break.  Before I left them in December, I gave them some basketball homework to practice at home. I had them work on ball handling and their shooting form.  They got an A+ on their homework grade since they came back eager to show me their hard work was paying off.  Their ball handling has impoved significantly and they have cut their shooting drill times by a few minutes.  I think the homework was effective in building their confidence with a basketball and gave them a more comfortable form. 


I think this session is really good for the girls and is an innovative way to start their school day.  The session takes place in their school’s gym from 8 am to 9 am and their school day starts at 9:15. I have calibrated their sessions so that they aren’t running too much and just working on basketball skills to keep them comfortable for school.  This session gets their body and mind active, awake, and ready for the school day.  


I’ve never been a morning person but the passion and drive of these young women makes it much easier for me to get up and coach them.  They are always attentive, lively, and extremely respectful.  They are another reason I’ve changed for the better and teach me more about myself and the world since I’ve been here.



Victory Scholar: Harrison Deyo

Present University: IT Carlow

US League: MAC

Club/Community Partner: IT Carlow Basketball

Alma Mater: Alvernia University

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland

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